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A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and life. Today’s lyrics focus on wanderlust – that itchy feeling telling you  that it’s time to move on, to see new places, and leave the old places and people behind. This week we offer Hank Snow singing about moving on from love gone bad; Johnny Cash recounting all the places he has visited; and John Prine waxing poetic about the lost world of the hobo. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.

That big eight wheeler rollin’ down the track
Means your true lovin’ daddy ain’t comin’ back
‘Cause I’m movin’ on I’ll soon be gone
You were flyin’ too high for my little old sky
So I’m movin’ on
That big loud whistle as it blew and blew
Said hello to the Southland we’re comin’ to you
And we’re movin’ on oh hear my song
You had the laugh on me so I’ve set you free
And I’m movin’ on

– I’m Moving On Singer and Writer Hank Snow

I’ve been everywhere, man
I’ve been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
Travel, I’ve had my share, man
I’ve been everywhere

I’ve Been Everywhere Singer Johnny Cash; Writers Geoff Mack and Michael J. Faubion

Down through the years
Many men have yearned
For freedom
Some found it
Only on the open road
So many tears of blood
Have fell around us
’cause you can’t always do what you are told.

– Hobo Song Singer and Writer John Prine